Castle of Baños de la Encina

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Duration: 45 minutes

Departs: Andalucia, Andalucia

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This is a guided tour of the Castillo de Baños de la Encina, which lasts 45 minutes. With a local guide we will learn about the history of the Castle from its construction to its loss by the Muslims. In addition we will know all the archaeological remains found in the recent excavation.

What's Included

Guided visit

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 6
  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 100

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Banos de la Encima Castle
The impressive silhouette of the castle of Bury al-Hamma dominates the rural landscape of the town of Baños de la Encina, flanked by a robust and crenellated wall with fourteen towers, plus a fifteenth or Christian Tower of Tribute, the castle has hardly suffered damage, constituting, therefore, the best preserved fortified complex of the Almohad era, while being one of the best preserved Muslim castles in all of Spain.

Already in the Copper Age (prehistory), the first vestiges of occupation of the site of the Castillo de Baños appear, in its interior, strong Iberian walls and a funerary mausoleum of a sacred character, give way to an Almohad urban complex (12th century), In addition to a double “water ark” or cistern.

The construction of the castle was as simple as it was durable, the walls rise from a tapial with a high proportion of lime, earth, Chinese river and water. 15 square towers form this colossus with a peculiar oval shape adapting its construction to the flush Cerro del Cueto.

After the excavations carried out, the Muslim presence from the emiral period can be verified, being the Castle, along with others nearby, rigid control of the Sierra Morena passages and the Guadiel depression during the 12th century.

It became definitely Castilian after the take in 1225 by Fernando III, adding the alcazarejo, wrapping and raising by stone one of the Arab towers, giving rise to the Tower of Homage or Fat Beacon. It was declared a National Monument in 1931.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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